Last week, Travis Scott announced the lineup of performers for his third-annual Astroworld Fest, and 50,000 tickets sold-out in minutes.
Unfortunately, the first day of the two-day festival ended in tragedy.
According to multiple news reports, 8 people died, 11 went into cardiac arrest, and more than 300 were injured when a stampede started during the festival.
At around 9 PM, people began moving toward the stage, and thats when they started getting crushed and panic ensued.
According to Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena, "People began to fall out, become unconscious and it created additional panic."
Saturday's evet has been cancelled.
#BREAKING | At least 8 people died & several were injured in a stampede at the #Astroworld music festival in the southern #UnitedStates.— Subodh Kumar (@kumarsubodh_) November 6, 2021
Disturbing video shows people jumping on top of the police personal cars while they were trying to get unconscious people out of the crowd. pic.twitter.com/CORFcHNxks
BREAKING: 11 Possible Deaths Tonight At Travis Scott’s #AstroWorld Music Festival. Multiple Cardiac Arrests Reported. (DEVELOPING)— HeadlineHunter! 🚨 Alerts (@freehumanity911) November 6, 2021
there was ambulances literally inside the crowd at astroworld pic.twitter.com/nQIU6WrEgp— ona (ෆ˙ᵕ˙ෆ)♡ (@onacasella) November 6, 2021
Rest in peace to everyone that lost their life.